Sunday, April 20, 2014

4/16-Larry Van Aalst talks to Denise Gill & Alex Kanzler

Denise Gill - Alexander Valley Vineyards
Alexander Valley Vineyards has one of the most well know wine industry professionals on staff. Denise Gill works with the wine club members and promotes this great property. Alexander Valley Vineyards is in upper Sonoma County on Highway 128 and produces a wide range of exceptional wines. Denise will tell us about the new releases and the great times to be had at this hospitable winery.

Alex Kanzler - Assistant Winemaker, VML Winery
Assistant Winemaker for VML Winery , Alex works in one of the most beautiful spots in all Sonoma County. In the heart of the Pinot Noir World VML is producing world class wines. Alex will tell us the story of a young traveling winemaker who lands in a dream job.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4/2-Larry Van Aalst talks with Robert Merletti & Mariah Clinton / Joel Bellagio

Robert Merletti - Chairman / Owner, Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine
As Chairman / Owner of Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , Rob is at the helm of one of the most influential publications in all of Wine Country. Dealing mainly with the professional side of the wine industry, the magazine reports on all aspects of management, production and sales. Weather is in the news ,and we will also be talking about the wine competitions sponsored by VWM.

Mariah Clinton / Joel Bellagio - KRCB Auction
The big KRCB Auction is coming up and the local PBS station has treasures galore this year. Mariah and Joel are in charge of one of the great fund raising events in Northern California . We will be talking about some extraordinary auction lots up for grabs , and how you can follow this Wine Country extravaganza on line , and perhaps come away a winner.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3/19-Larry Van Aalst talks to Scot Covington & Sean Brosnihan

Scot Covington - Winemaker, Trione Winery
Since the inception , Scot has been Winemaker for Trione Winery in the Alexander Valley. Great wines, accolades galore and being family driven makes Trione one of the premiere spots in Sonoma County.
Scot will be with us to talk about the 2014 vintage, and what to look for in
current releases.

For the perfect experience at Jordan Winery , put yourself in Sean's hands.
As the manager of Direct to Consumer Sales , being a sommelier is a big plus. Jordan Winery is one of the best know wineries in all of California , and Sean will give us the story behind a world class operation in our own back yard.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3/5-Larry Van Aalst visits with Sue Straight

Sue Straight - "The Wine Wench"
Sue ,"The Wine Wench" is one of the best know advocates in the Northern California wine industry. Sue will be here to tell us about the Winter and Spring events that should not be missed. The upcoming Pinot Summit is  at the top of the list of special happenings. Taking place in March the Summit has some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world available to taste. Listen to The Sonoma Wine Report to find out you might win tickets to this great day in San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2/19-Larry Van Aalst talks with Tom Simoneau, Mike Martini & Ray Johnson

Tom Simoneau - "The Wine Guy", owner of Simoneau Vineyards
Tom ,"The Wine Guy" is owner of Simoneau Vineyards , and has a radio show on KSRO in Santa Rosa. Tom is a central figure in Northern California Wine Country and was recently a Judge at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. We will be talking about new releases and the weather affecting the 2014 vintage.

Mike Martini - Taft Street Winery
Mike Martini - Mike is a principle in Taft Street Winery, and former Mayor of Santa Rosa Ca. Mike will be with us to talk about the upcoming Wine Road Tasting , happening the first two weekends in March. One of the biggest wine events on earth the barrel tasting is not to be missed.

Ray Johnson -Director, Wine Business Institute
Ray is Director of Wine Business Institute , at Sonoma Stete University. Ray is also a Director of The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and is just back from the public tasting this last weekend in San Francisco. The largest judging of American Wines in the world , and one of the largest public events in the wine industry is a huge task , Ray will give us an inside look at what it takes to put this together.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2/5-Larry Van Aalst talks with Debra Del Fiorentino / Jil Child & Chris Smith

Debra Del Fiorentino / Jil Child- Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine
The two pivotal workers at Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , Debra and Jil are in charge of all the sponsored Wine Competitions. We will talk about the upcoming East Meets West tasting to be held Feb. 19.

Chris Smith - The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Northern California's premiere Wine Country newspaper, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has a local columnist  , Chris Smith who is perhaps the most read of any of the papers features. Chris has his finger on the pulse of Sonoma County , and will be here to talk about his favorite places and things to do on your visit.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

1/22-Larry Van Aalst visits with Bill Smart & Scot Covington

Bill Smart - Director, Communications at Dry Creek Vineyard
Director of Communications at Dry Creek Vineyard, Bill was one of the judges at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The largest competition of American wines held anywhere was recently held in Cloverdale California, the public tasting will be at Fort Mason in San Francisco Feb. 15.
Bill will be with us to talk about what it is like being involved with such a huge tasting, and also tell us about the big winners from Dry Creek Vineyard.

Living the dream in Sonoma County , Scot is the Winemaker at Trione Winery in the Alexander Valley. Known for their "only the best" approach to wine, Scot will be with us to talk about what it's like to win a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition , and have us taste the wine live on the show.